Training Seminars


Most activities at MYC through end of June are cancelled, or will use video or video conferencing. 

Future direction is being set by a new Reopening Committee.  See its report here

Updates will be posted on activity web pages, and on the MYC Calendar, as decisions are made. Last updated 6/15/2020.


The Club presents a popular series of free Informal seminars, workshops, and lectures for members. Those which are open to the public may be held in other venues. Some workshops are held on the water or on the beach, and may involve optional boating sessions.


Past seminars, some of which may be repeated due to demand, include: Chatham Boating Update; Marlinspike Seamanship; Rafting, Docking and Boating; First Mate 101; Putting Your Boat to Bed; Successful Shellfishing.


The seminar and workshop schedule is printed on a “refrigerator card” each year.


Details of each course and sign-up information is sent out by email to MYC members in advance of each seminar.

2020 Training Seminars Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, all training seminars are held at the Club House.


Date TBD - Saturday, time tbd - First Mate Course 101

Postponed; via Zoom or Video- details to follow )
Every good Captain knows that the most important aspect of a boat is having a capable and confident First Mate board!  Whether handling lines, anchoring, using the VHF or assisting in an emergency, an experienced and knowledgeable First Mate can make all the difference!
Presented by Captain Dick Hosmer.


June 6 - Saturday, 10:00am - Harbor Update Report  (open to the public)
              ( via Zoom W
ebinar - see Harbor Update page for details )


June 13 - Saturday, time tbd - Navigating Local Waters


June 20 - Saturday, time tbd - Fly Fishing
              ( Cancelled - hopefully rescheduled next year )


Date TBD -  CPR/AED - at Chatham Fire Department

May be postponed to 2021 )
The Heartsaver CPR/AED course is a 3-hour class that teaches lay-responders like you to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies. You'll learn the warning signs of choking, heart attacks, and strokes. You'll practice performing CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Instructor:  William Field, EMT, Chatham Fire Department.


July 18 - Saturday, time tbd - Radio Protocol
               ( CANCELLED )


August 12 - Saturday, time tbd -  Monomoy Lighthouse Tips



Training Presentations Archive


The slides from prior training sessions are available for download, as listed below.


MYC Weather Presentation
Weather training session presented by Douglas Fields
MYC Weather Presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB